Sunday, November 21, 2010

TSA Forces Amputee to Remove Prosthesis And Expose Residual Limb

I can imagine a plausible argument for the removal an examination of a prosthetic limb (though in this case it would seem to be a stretch), but am at a loss as to why they would need her to remove her sock liner.

http://www.amputee-coalition.org/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=1236&z=48 (via)

"“I had just been put in the Plexiglas screening booth,” said Peggy. “My 4-year-old son was made to sit across from me, crying because they would not let him touch me. Everyone was looking at us. Then the TSA agent asked for my prosthetic leg. I knew they could wand my leg, but he insisted on taking it from me. And if that wasn’t humiliating enough, he asked for the liner sock that covers my residual limb, saying I had to give it to him. I felt pressured to give him my liner even though it is critical to keep it sanitary. I was embarrassed to have my residual limb exposed in public.”"

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